Handbook of Research on Managing Intellectual Property in Digital Libraries
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Handbook of Research on Managing Intellectual Property in Digital Libraries

Adeyinka Tella (University of Ilorin, Nigeria) and Tom Kwanya (The Technical University of Kenya, Kenya)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: August, 2017|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 461
ISBN13: 9781522530930|ISBN10: 1522530932|EISBN13: 9781522530947|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3093-0


Taking into consideration the variety of information being created, produced, and published, the acquisition and archiving of e-resources by digital libraries is rapidly increasing. As such, managing the rights to these resources is imperative.

The Handbook of Research on Managing Intellectual Property in Digital Libraries is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly research on strategies in which digital libraries engage in the management of increasing digital intellectual property to protect both the users and the creators of the resources. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as copyright management, open access, and software programs, this book is ideally designed for academicians, researchers, and practitioners seeking material on property rights and e-resources.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Copyright Management
  • Electronic Resource Management Systems
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • IP Management
  • Open Access
  • Software Programs

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Adeyinka Tella is a senior lecturer in the Department of Library and Information Science, Faculty of Communication and Information Sciences, University of Ilorin, Nigeria. Tella is a commonwealth scholar who finished his PhD in September 2009 from the Department of Library and Information Studies, University of Botswana. In 2007, he was awarded a small grant for thesis writing for the PhD students’ category by the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA). He has written and published articles in International, reputable, and refereed journals as well as chapters in books. He is one of the contributors to an information science reference Cases on Successful E-Learning Practices in the Developed and Developing World: Methods for the Global Information Economy. Currently, he is the Associate Editor of the International Journal of Library and Information Science, and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Information Processing and Communication (IJIPC). His research areas include e-learning, information literacy, information communication technology, psychology of information, etc.
Prof. Tom Kwanya is an information scientist with several years of practical industry experience. He has developed and implemented knowledge management strategies; conducted knowledge audits; developed models and frameworks for knowledge elicitation and representation; established digital libraries and resource centres; as well as conducted capacity building and mentoring consultancies in the South, East, West and Horn of Africa regions. He has also taught knowledge and information management; technology-mediated communication; and infopreneurship in public and private universities in Kenya. He is a published author of several refereed journal articles, conference papers, edited book chapters and two monographs. His current research interests include digital trends in information services; infodemiology and infoveillance; library innovations; indigenous knowledge management; and infopreneurship. He holds a PhD in Information Studies from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa; MA in Communication Studies from the School of Journalism at the University of Nairobi, Kenya; and BSc in Information Sciences from the School of Information Sciences at Moi University, Kenya. He currently serves as Associate Professor and Acting Director of the School of Information and Communication Studies at The Technical University of Kenya. He is also an honorary Research Fellow in the School of Social Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.